How many lone pairs are on the central atom in the perchlorate ion?
None at all......
The conventional VSEPR structure of
The three formally doubly bound oxygen atoms are each associated with 6 electrons, and are thus NEUTRAL. This leaves a
Of course, we can draw resonance structures to show that the oxygen atoms are equivalent, and the electronic charge can be delocalized around the molecule.
In the given structure, how many (i) lone pairs are around each